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Vol 53 No 25

Published 14th December 2012


Captain Sanogo strikes back

The putschists are spending more time shoring up their local power base than promoting the transition and the reunification of the country

The appearance of a shaken Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra on state television just before dawn on 11 December proffering apologies to the Malian people along with his resignation marks the return to political pre-eminence of Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo. It also means more delays for the international efforts to wrest the three northern regions from the control of jihadists.

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